Shaping Behavior Dog Training

Dog Behavior Trainig

Behaviors are the first things people think of when dog training, we want our dogs to behave a certain way, but the first steps are always shaping how a dog thinks. Once we have shaped how a dog thinks now we can start creating the more complicated behaviors that we want our dogs to exhibit! If you’ve not started with shaping the mind, we encourage to go there first!

Shaping Behavior Video Courses

The shaping behaviors part of our programs are broken down into two courses, shaping behaviors in the home, and shaping behaviors on adventures. All the actions we shape in these courses will be created using the tools taught in the shaping of the mind so if you haven’t been through those go back and take a look!

Dogs In the home

(23 Videos)

In this course we focus on common behaviors that you may deal with in the home such as, staying on the bed, how to handle people at the door, as well as addressing common places of poor behavior such as jumping on people.

In this course we focus on preparing you for all the fun things that you can do with your dog! This includes things like running with your dog, meeting new people and dogs, and going on outings to new places. 

What Is Behavior Training?

Training a dog in certain behaviors can be a complicated process. We may wish it was as easy as switching a car part and never having to worry about that but it’s now. It is a lot more involved than that. Your dogs behaviors are based on the relationship you have with the dog and how the dog is perceiving its environment so changing behavior often involves changing how we are reacting to our dogs, or changing the environment for our dog to better ensure acceptable behavior. The sources focus on that process. How we can use the three lines of communication we built in the shaping the mind course in order to create the behaviors we want from our dogs. 

Behaviors We Work On

We focus on a wide variety of behaviors in this course. We address house training, staying on the bed, handling the door, good manners at the vet, heeling and running with your dog, going to the store, meeting new people, and more! We really focus on creating a dog that knows how to act in a variety of situations rather than only obeying simple commands. All the behaviors we teach will be based on the basic tools learned in the shaping of the mind course.  


An Ongoing Process

The cool thing about a subscription video library like we have here at T’s Doghouse is that it is ongoing! We are constantly thinking about new adventures and behaviors that we can show you so that you can experience the greatest relationship possible with your dog! as we teach our dogs new things we will film and share it here with you!

One on One Class

Why shaping?

We want you to understand why shaping in dog training is so important. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are already shaping your dog’s behavior. It would be easy for us to show you how to teach some simple commands and then say “good luck!” However, we want to set you up for long term success. By teaching you how to shape your dog’s mind we are teaching you not only how to handle things right now, but also how to handle challenges that may arise in the future.

Want To Learn More About Shaping Behavior?

At T’s Doghouse, we understand that shaping a dog’s behavior is no easy task. That’s why we’re here to help you dive deeper into the specific areas of shaping that can make a huge difference in your pup’s behavior. From simple behaviors in the home to more advanced behaviors on your adventures, our detailed videos go through it all. Below are some of the behaviors we cover in our video library so you know what to expect from our courses!

Loose Leash Walking

Loose leash walking is an essential skill for any dog and owner to master. At T’s Doghouse, we understand the frustration that comes with a dog that pulls on their leash or constantly wanders off course. That’s why we offer training and resources to help you teach your dog to walk calmly and comfortably on a leash. Learn More about loose leash walking below. 



Heeling is another important skill that can make a huge difference in your dog’s behavior and relationship with you. Whether you’re looking to compete in obedience trials or just want to teach your dog to walk politely by your side, T’s Doghouse is here to help. Learn more about heeling below. 

One on One Class